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  1. Given the massive level of debt being carried by Ontario, not to mention federally as well, the baseline of any party going forward has to be a balanced budget. Continuing to borrow money to pay the bills will ensure that Canada is the next Greece in about 10 years.
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    Westjet pilots strike vote

    In this case, permission was requested and granted.
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    Westjet pilots strike vote

    Seriously? WJ management has had since last September to negotiate a contract. Instead, they have slow played negotiations and are attempting to continue this strategy so they can get Swoop started up with outside labour. It will be nigh impossible to get Swoop shutdown if it gets started up. Its now or never for the WJA pilots if they want to maintain/improve their WAWCON and stave off 50 years of whipsawing.
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    WestJet 1st qtr

    Why would the Westjet pilots want to partner with the company to have a portion of their previous flying be operated at reduced pay and working conditions? What would this demonstrate, that they are chumps? This isn’t 1991 any more, its a sellers market for pilots.
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    Swoop News and Changes at WestJet

    The devil is in the details J.O. The Rouge Airbus has a lot of inefficient pairings due to no duty rigs (3 days for 7 hours pay) but also has many high credit turns to balance things out. Fair share scheduling spreads both types around. However, at Rouge you are essentially paid only for stick time (if you are scheduled higher than 77.5hrs, which is most of the time). The mainline pilot will earn pay as well through deadhead credits, minimum pay per duty day etc. So a Rouge pilot will work more in a year (stick time) than a mainline colleague on the same equipment. And have a lower hourly pay rate.
  6. Unless the contract changes, it’s 100% the C-series gets operated by AC. (There is flexibility where some could be Rouge)
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    Swoop News and Changes at WestJet

    Yes, I’m sure most pilots like the fact that they need to work more to make the same pay as their colleagues on the same equipment.
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    Westjet pilots strike vote

    Ya right. Why don’t the pilots just let WJA management slow play negotiations right through the summer so that they can get Swoop started up with outsourced labour? There is no such thing as a “spirit of negotiating”, thats how chumps get played. Its just business.
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    Swoop News and Changes at WestJet

    Can you clarify? What do you want ACPA to object to? The outsourcing of jobs to Swoop? I believe ACPA has offered its support directly to WJ ALPA.
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    Swoop News and Changes at WestJet

    Swoop, like Rouge was for AC, is simply a way for management to average down pilot costs. Full stop. The same amount of flying will be completed (fins transferred from WJ to Swoop) but a percentage of it will be done at lower rates (Swoop). This averages down the entire pilot payroll by a few percentage points. When Rouge was formed, I calculated that it lowered AC’s total pilot costs by approximately 5% for the same amount of flying. WJ pilots need to stop this in its tracks now. Or they will be playing the whipsaw game for the foreseeable future. The AC pilots have spent the last 5 years trying to bring Rouge up to mainline at the expense of gains to mainline itself. Rouge was forced on the AC pilots by the government but the WJ pilots have a choice.
  11. ...and in most cases a long sleeved shirt!
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    Boeing 777 Has Fuel Issues

    Yes, I believe so.
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    AA orders more 787’s.

    The -8 and -9 have almost identical range. Edit...just checked and the -9 has 280 miles more range.
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    Saretsky gone!

    Retired effective immediately
  15. Anything in the contract can be changed by mutual agreement. But I don’t think AC would be willing to pay the price that such a change would cost them.